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Student Groups

The Southeast Asia Program provides co-sponsorship for Southeast Asian student groups across campus.

SEAP will provide up to $200 to support your student organization events, help you with printing for events and activities, and advertise your events on our calendar, weekly announcements newsletter, and social media. We can also connect your organization to the local community by arranging visits to schools and other venues to share the richness of Southeast Asian culture. SEAP also provides meeting, activity, and storage space for student groups at the Kahin Center. Visit our reservations page for more details.

Email us to apply for SEAP funding or to request co-sponsorship and event reporting forms. Submit a completed request for co-sponsorship form at least two weeks before your event, and an event report form after the event.

Southeast Asian Student Organizations

14 Strings! Filipino Rondalla

Logo of the 14Strings! Cornell Filipino Rondalla

14Strings! is a Filipino-style Rondalla based in Ithaca. The main instruments are 14-stringed, plucked instruments like the bandurria, the laud (lute), and the octavina. Our mission is to further the appreciation for and engagement in the tradition of the Rondalla, both for our members and the wider Cornell and Ithaca communities. All are always welcome, regardless of background or musical experience.

Website: http://14strings.com/

President: Phil Danziger

Treasurer: Michael Bashta

Advisor: Jeffrey Petersen


Cornell Filipino Association

Logo of the Cornell Filipino Association

Comprised of undergraduates, graduates, and Ithaca residents, the Cornell Filipino Association (CFA) promotes the beauty of Filipino culture within the Cornell and greater Ithaca community. We strive to provide a support network, as well as a forum for discussing Filipino culture, heritage, and traditions. CFA is open to all those wanting to learn more about the beautiful islands of the Philippines. We aim to celebrate and educate through club activities, annual events, cultural dance, and (of course) traditional food.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CornellFilipinoAssoc/

Co-President: Camilla Bacolod

Co-President: Ava Lucero Carter

Vice President: Amanda Yang

Treasurer: Matthew Gavieta

Advisor: BJ Siasoco


Cornell Indonesian Association

Logo of the Cornell Indonesian Association

Through our varied programs, CIA promotes culture, inclusion, and academics. We strive to enhance the relationship between Indonesian students and scholars at Cornell and to promote Indonesia's rich and amazing culture to the greater Ithaca community.

Student Org: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/indonassoc/home/

President: Maxwell Hidajat

Vice PresidentJosephene Ginting

Treasurer: Nicholas Yuwono

Advisor: Jolanda Pandin


Cornell Malaysian Association

Logo of the Cornell Malaysian Association

CMA is an association that conducts activities to promote esprit de corps among Malaysian students at Cornell, connect students and Cornell to Cornell alumni in Malaysia, and promote Malaysian culture to the Cornell community. CMA is not a political organization.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cornell.cma/

Student Org: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/CMA/web_officers

President: Amaar Jeyasothy

Vice President: Ang Jia Jiunn

Treasurer: Komukill Loganathan

Advisor: Frances Yufen Lee Mehta


Myanmar Students Association

Logo of the Cornell Myanmar Students Association

We are a new student organization on campus, aiming to spread awareness of Myanmar and its culture and to connect students with similar interests. People of all backgrounds in the Cornell community are welcome!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CornellMyanmarStudentsAssociation/

Student Org: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/csm/home/

President: Lin Khant Oo

Advisor: Yu Yu Khaing


Singapore Students' Association

Logo of the Singapore Students' Association

The organization's foremost goal is to serve as a home away from home for Singaporeans. Throughout the academic year, we organize various events for our members to get together, with an aim of developing closer ties and fostering kinship. We also aim to promote Singaporean culture and heritage to the Cornell community.

Website: http://cornellssa.org/

President: Yuxiang Yu

Vice President: Daphne Tan

Treasurer: Benjamin Yeo

Secretary: Yangwu Wang

Advisor: Jolanda Pandin


Cornell Thai Association

Logo of the Cornell Thai Association

CTA brings together all Thais, ranging from freshmen undergraduates to PhD candidates, as well as those who express interest in Thai culture. Throughout the year, get-together events forge the bonds between members, and cultural events celebrate Thai culture.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CornellThai/

Student Org: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/cta/home/

President: Ittipat Vanich

Vice President: Taime Sukhanetr

Treasurer: Pura Peetathawatchai

Advisor: Apikanya McCarty


Cornell Vietnamese Association

Logo of the Cornell Vietnamese Association

The Cornell Vietnamese Association is an organization that promotes awareness, appreciation, and education of Vietnamese culture and heritage across the Cornell and Ithaca communities. We provide those interested in Vietnamese culture a forum to discuss issues pertaining to Vietnamese communities. Throughout the year, we have events and activities for our members and community that focus on one or more of our three pillars: education, service, and culture. Some of these annual events include Pho night, Banh Mi night, Tet celebrations, and our spring culture show, Cafe Saigon.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/cornellvietnameseassociation/

Co-President: Thanh Thanh Nguyen

Co-President: Kieu Anh Phan

Co-President: Hilary Nguyen

Treasurer: Jessica Lu

Secretary: Jennifer Tieu

Advisor: Donna Ramil


Kali Club

Logo of the Kali Club

The purpose of Cornell Kali Club is to spread cultural awareness and cultivate physical and mental strength through weekly trainings of kali, Filipino martial arts. There is already a PE course on campus. Many students join to supplement their regular classes with more training and to invite others not enrolled in the class to join, train together, and learn more about Filipino martial culture. 

Student Org: https://cornell.campusgroups.com/kali/home/

Co-officer: Annie Sheng

Co-officer: Marcin Adam Sawczuk

Co-officer: Cale Alexander Stanley